A fun fusion belly dance show featuring the dancers of Meridian Dance Company and monthly guest performers. The show is free, and the whole family is welcome. From 5 to 6 p.m. MeridianDance.com
The award-winning play The Vagina Monologues promises to provoke, amuse and stir. All proceeds from the event benefit the House of Ruth, an organization that seeks to end violence against women. For tickets, see the University Union Ticket Office. Events.Towson.edu
Children’s Chorus of Maryland is auditioning children 5½ and up who are interested in an exciting choral performance program. CCM features highly qualified teachers, small classes and in-depth vocal enrichment, providing a complete musical education and choral experience. Previous singing experience not necessary. From 3–6 p.m. Also on April 13. For information and online registration, visit CCMSings.org.
Help Baltimore County students in need! The Student Support Network will be collecting non-perishable food, school supplies, toiletries, household supplies, linens and new clothing April 5 (12–5 p.m.) and April 6 (9 a.m. –3 p.m.). Drop off supplies at St. Thomas Episcopal Church Fellowship Hall, 1108 Providence Road. For more information and volunteer opportunities, contact Jan Bahner at email@example.com.
Experience the many wellness benefits of walking in nature together. Meet at the Nature Center, then head to the Marble Quarry Loop for a leisurely, guided stroll. Stay for a guided reflection activity or extension of the hike near the Nature Center. Free, but advance registration required. From 10:30–11:30 a.m. 13555 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville. OregonRidgeNatureCenter.org
The Out of the Darkness Walk is a walk to fight suicide and raise awareness about mental health. Funds raised will benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. There will be memorial activities to honor loved ones and resource tables. From 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Towsontown Field, 291 University Ave., Towson. AFSP.DonorDrive.com
The Arc NCR introduces its 15th Annual After d’Arc Gala, “Seas the Day – An Under the Sea Themed Gala!” Event proceeds support the organization's mission to empower people with differing abilities to live, work and thrive in the community. From 7–11:30 p.m. at 1335 East MacPhail Road, Bel Air. AfterdArc.org
Enjoy signature dishes, beer, wine and cocktails from 45-plus local restaurants, plus music, raffle prizes, celebrity judges and other surprises! Proceeds will support Baltimore Hunger Project and the Pikesville Owings Mills Regional Chamber of Commerce. From 5:30–8 p.m. at 7600 Park Heights Ave., Pikesville. TasteOfPikesville.com
Practical information will guide the gardener about ways to rejuvenate an existing garden space and enhance its form and structure. A part of the Ladew Gardens’ Spring Lecture Series 2019. The lecture begins at 10:30 a.m. at 3535 Jarrettsville Pike, Monkton. LadewGardens.com
Marin Alsop leads the BSO and the Morgan State University Choir, as well as vocal soloists, in a production of Porgy and Bess, featuring well-known hits, including “Summertime” and “It Ain’t Necessarily So.” At the Meyerhoff on April 12, 8 p.m.; April 13, 8 p.m.; and April 14, 3 p.m. 1212 Cathedral St., Baltimore. BSOMusic.org
Plant the seeds of knowledge while learning basic skills and playing in the dirt with your little ones. A different theme every week. Outdoor activities are all part of the fun! Ages 3 and up; $2 per child for the drop-in program. No registration required. From 10–11 a.m. at 13555 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville. OregonRidgeNatureCenter.org
Join the BSO in the lobby at 9:45 a.m. for a range of interactive music adventures, including arts and crafts, an instrument petting zoo, face painting and more. A buffet lunch in the Meyerhoff lobby immediately follows the family concert (luncheon tickets purchased separately). From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 1212 Cathedral St., Baltimore. BSOMusic.org
Join the Meridian Dance Company for a fun fusion belly dance show featuring the dancers of Meridian Dance Company and monthly guest performers. The show is free, and the whole family is welcome. From 5–6 p.m. at 28 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Towson. MeridianDance.com